An Táin Arts Centre is an independent arts space in Dundalk, Co. Louth based in the former Táin Theatre, Town Hall, Crowe Street. A market town situated along Ireland’s Ancient East, Dundalk has a rich cultural heritage that dates to at least 3500 BC. An Táin Arts Centre derives its name from the Táin Bó Cúailnge or the Cattle raid of Cooley, a legendary story from early Irish literature, which is said to have taken place in the nearby Cooley Penninsula. An epic tale of war, it tells the story of Queen Medbh of Connacht who declares war on Ulster and tries to steal the famous stud bull Donn Cúailnge, but is opposed by the super-human warrior Cúchulainn who defends Ulster at all costs.
Supported by Louth County Council, An Táin Arts Centre houses a 350 seat main theatre, a 55 seat studio theatre, a visual arts gallery and two workshop spaces. The programme is a diverse collection of local arts, national tours, workshops, exhibitions and in-house productions. To view the programme click here.
Programming, rental and technical queries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fergus McArdle (Chair)
Director / CEO
Paul Hayes Email
Elaine Cronin Email
Front of House and Marketing Officer
Linda McConville Email
Anthony Quinn Email
Audience Development Officer
Mary Claire Cowley Email
Cleaning and Maintenance
Front of House Assistants
An Táin Arts Centre (CRN 537097) is a company limited by guarantee. We are currently in the process of implementing the Code of Governance for community, voluntary and charitable organisations as a Type C organisation.